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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 346 days ago 1255 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple 10 minute project that allows the tools to be close by and out of the way, just by opening the hinged part and letting the arm sit on a MDF leg. Not pretty but simple, effective and free.

When working on small pieces, near the headstock, I can keep the holder in the closed position. With longer pieces or when I need to lean in, I simply swing the arm out. Bob. May 4, 2013

If you notice my earlier post, the entire sheet of plywood is just hanging there on two bolts. When it’s cleaning or moving the lathe time, the tool holder lifts off, the wheels are dropped and the lathe is very easily moved.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26236

-- Bob A in NJ





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 346 days ago

Great Idea, Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Hacksaw007

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#2 posted 346 days ago

Looks like you will need a Patent? Great job.

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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stefang

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#3 posted 346 days ago

Good idea Bob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lew

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#4 posted 346 days ago

Nice, Bob!
I really like the overall layout. Everything close by and visible!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 346 days ago

very nice,great design.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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SPalm

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#6 posted 346 days ago

Nice. I got ‘a figure out something like that.
And Jiminy Crickets that is a large gouge on its own little holder.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 345 days ago

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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